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The Origin of Satan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    AWESOME BOOK

    Completely illustrates Christianity in such a way that you read the information and draw your own conclusions as to the meaning behind the message. Powerful! I recommend this book to anyone of any faith or lack of becuase the information is so interesting. Simply an AWESOME BOOK!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2007

    Incredibly informative

    As an avid reader of Christian history, I read this book to help me get an understanding of Christianity¿s central enemy. In Pagels¿ book, she gives a detailed explanation of Satan¿s origins from the New Testament, but I admit I did not understand a lot of what she was talking about when she used numerous non-canon texts of Gnosticism. Granted, these texts give a non-standard description of Satan, the average reader would not comprehend what she was talking about when referring to books other than the four canon gospels. I suppose I should have read up on that, considering that Pagels is one of the leading scholars in the Gnostic gospels, to which she devoted an entire book to the subject. My suggestion is to read up on Gnosticism before divulging into The Origin of Satan, or you may get confused when dealing with some of the information in Pagels¿ book. That does not degrade this book in anyway. The information presented is excellent and vastly informative.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2001

    Great Scholarship

    A concise examination of the cultural development and presence of the devil's modern image. Great scholarship on Satan's family tree, but the book could delve more deeply into the emotions aroused by him. They, too, effect history. I recommend reading this in conjunction with Pagel's Adam, Eve & the Serpent.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    The satan of illusions

    This exhausting account of Biblical devils puts him behind you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Very boring.

    Not sure what to think of it. Didn't enlightened me.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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